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  • 5 ways the GOP can wrest Senate majority from Dems

    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Republicans need six new seats to control the Senate. Strategies to get there include: 1. Win the three easy ones. Republicans are heavily favored to replace retiring Democratic senators in West Virginia, South Dakota and Montana, states that President Barack Obama lost by 13...

  • Campaign season kicks off with Club 20 debates on Saturday night

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Politics will be in the air Saturday night in Grand Junction as the traditional start of the campaign season gets underway with debates in two of Colorado's highly competitive races that have drawn national attention. For the first time, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, a Democrat who has held...

  • Voters will get a thick ballot in the fall

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Voters will likely have much to choose from in November, as Pikes Peak region officials put the finishing touches on ballots and prepare them for printing in the next couple of weeks. The final product will be mailed beginning Oct. 14. In addition to six state positions, including...

  • Udall swipes at opponent's birth-control plan

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    WHEAT RIDGE — Democratic Sen. Mark Udall went after his opponent's proposal for over-the-counter birth control Friday, bringing big names to a suburban Denver battleground to argue that Rep. Cory Gardner's plan doesn't make him the "new kind of Republican" he has been claiming to be in...

  • Sen. Udall's camp hits Gardner for ad touting green bill

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    DENVER - GOP Senate candidate Cory Gardner, framed by sunflowers and wind turbines, tells voters in a campaign ad this week that he co-wrote a law to launch Colorado's green-energy economy. Unstated is that the law was repealed five years later. "Gardner's claiming credit for...

  • BOCC unanimously approves sheriff term limit question for November ballot

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Voters will get the chance in November to decide whether the El Paso County sheriff's term limits will be slashed. The Board of County Commissioners squeaked the final vote in Thursday, just ahead of Friday's deadline to have an issue placed on the Nov. 4 
ballot. Language for the...

  • Blog: Democratic Governors Association hits back with Beauprez ad

    Megan Schrader
    Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    The Democratic Governors Association launched its own negative ad Thursday going after Republican governor candidate Bob Beauprez for his votes while he was a member of Congress. The DGA — a partisan group of governors across the nation — is funding a new political organization set...

  • Dems have financial lead in three state races, but GOP candidates have a strong ally

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    Democrats have the financial lead in three tight races for the Colorado Springs state House and Senate, but the candidates might be battling more than their opponents' coffers heading into the November election. Republicans in three other El Paso County House races have taken...

  • Hickenlooper raises twice as much in quest for re-election

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    Gov. John Hickenlooper raised a solid half-million dollars last month in his bid to retain office, more than double what Republican challenger Bob Beauprez raised over the same time period. The two are locked in a close battle for the governor's office that ends in 
November....

  • Survey: Colorado gets high marks for digital technology

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    Colorado is trending up when it comes to digital technology, a survey of all 50 states found. The biennial Digital States Survey is conducted by the Center for Digital Government, a research and advisory organization, and looks at the use of digital technologies by state governments....

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